In the past few days, millions of Whatsapp users around the world received a notification saying that by February 8, 2021, its users must accept some new terms and privacy policies or stand losing access to their Whatsapp accounts. With around 2.5 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is by far the most popular messaging app in […]
The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — On Wednesday afternoon, Instagram users in Nigeria noticed something: when you upload the picture of the bloodied […]
Africa and the Yuan SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT. Hello, If you build the road, you stand to collect toll fees or […]
For many small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria and across Africa, access to finance anywhere on the continent remains a critical issue that determines to what degree a business is able to grow and scale its operations. And so, despite accounting for 96% of the businesses in a country like Nigeria and contributing […]
Nigeria’s advertising regulatory body is planning to regulate online ads. According to a recently released memo, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has threatened to take “zero tolerance on the exposure of adverts on any social media platform.” “The Advertising Standards Panel (ASP) has observed that certain brands expose their communication materials on the […]
You never hear it being discussed in social media forums, reported on TV or given huge headlines in newspapers.